On September 20th, the FDA came out with a public Alert regarding the potential for neurological adverse events related to flea/tick preventatives within the isoxazoline class – essentially all of the currently available oral flea/tick preventative products (NexGard, Bravecto, Simperica and Credelio).
There are still a lot of unanswered questions presented by the FDA’s Alert, but we are actively investigating this issue and will keep you posted!
It’s that time of year – Spring is in the air! – and the rabbits are doing what rabbits do best: breeding. This means you may come across a rabbit’s nest or two in your gardens, planters or yards. Every year, wildlife rehab centers are overwhelmed with well-meaning nest robbers who came across a rabbit’s nest and did not know what to do with the baby bunnies inside. To avoid being a nest robber yourself, here are a few tips on what to do if you come across a nest:
As a veterinarian, I am often faced with this question when discussing procedures that involve sedation and/or anesthesia. There has been a long-held notion – and a lot of misinformation around the internet, etc. – that age is an anesthesia risk. It’s not entirely a surprise – after all, we visualize in our minds a young, presumably healthy person compared to an aged, decrepit individual with numerous health problems. Of course we would feel confident that the young person would be just fine while we would imagine the old-timer unlikely to survive the procedure.
To set the record straight: Age is not an anesthesia risk!
To assume that age is an anesthesia risk results in two big mistakes that I encounter pet owners – and unfortunately some veterinary practices and shelters – making on a regular basis:
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